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3 convicted in BBC journalist murder case; 1 sentenced to death

KABUL: Three people were convicted Thursday of the murder of BBC journalist Ahmad Shah, with one of them sentenced to death.

Afghanistan’s primary anti-terrorism court has convicted three men in the murder case of a BBC reporter, spokesman of the Attorney General Office (AGO) said on Thursday.

Ahmad Shah was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Khost City early last year when he was on his way home.

Jamshid Rasouli said the murder case was heard in Kabul instead of Khost province where it had happened, taking into consideration its sensitivity.

The court sentenced one of the accused to death, another to 30 years in jail and the third to six years in jail.Rasouli did not say if the accused individuals were part a terrorist group.

The court’s ruling faced with applause as Afghanistan’s Journalists Centre hailed the court’s verdict and demanded its implementation.

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